Drink your password or Tattoo it!

Drink your password or Tattoo it!

Full article; http://dthin.gs/19IrzFq

“Entering a password is so irritating and clumsy that only about half of smartphone owners set up lock screens on their phones, notes Regina Dugan, the former DARPA chief now heading bleeding-edge research at Motorola.”

Passwords that emanate out of your body after being embedded with a tattoo or swallowed via an electronic pill.

Perhaps you attach it to the skin as a tattoo, or you swallow it as a pill. And this is less science fiction than reality, at least in Motorola’s lab and on the D11 stage, where Dugan showed off both products.

Dugan said Motorola is working with MC10 on a tattoo for authentication, and she showed a prototype on her own arm.

This was not some obscure research Motorola plucked out of the air.

Dugan is also working with a company called Proteus Digital Health that already has FDA clearance for an ingestible sensor as a medical device.

Onstage, Dugan said that it would be medically safe to ingest 30 of these pills every day for the rest of your life, and that the only thing the pill exposes about its swallower is whether or not it has been taken.

“We have demoed this working and authenticating a phone,” added Dugan’s boss, Motorola head Dennis Woodside. “This isn’t stuff that’s going to ship anytime soon, but I think having the boldness to think differently about problems that everybody has everyday is really important for Motorola now.

How odd would it be to swallow a pill or glue something to your arm to avoid entering a password or pulling out a key?

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(Photo: Anders Young http://bit.ly/12cVtJ3)

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